Plant Growth Responses

  • R. P. Mericle
  • L. W. Mericle
  • A. E. Smith
  • W. F. Campbell
  • D. J. Montgomery


The question of whether magnetic fields may exert an influence on biological processes in plants is controversial. We are confronted on the one hand by a number of reports which purport to demonstrate effects of magnetic fields on one or more phases of plant growth and development and, on the other hand, with experiments where the magnetic field had no effect.


Magnetic Field Average Growth Rate Control Seedling Control Roll Barley Seedling 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. P. Mericle
    • 1
  • L. W. Mericle
    • 1
  • A. E. Smith
    • 1
  • W. F. Campbell
    • 1
  • D. J. Montgomery
    • 1
  1. 1.Michigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA

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